Due to the delay in the increase of salaries for teachers, the Deputy of the National Assembly, José Gregorio Correa, proposed to create a fund for the improvement of teachers from 5% of the basic income of cell phones throughout the country.
Correa assured that “it is inconceivable that we continue to provide extensions to the income increases of teachers in Venezuela. We have professionals, technicians, specialists, and people who make trades with many skills and have a lot of success because we have teachers. Teachers today are underpaid like everyone else in Venezuela.
In that sense, he explained that “I want to propose, and I will do it to the National Assembly, the National Executive, and the telephone companies, that 5% of the basic income of each of the subscribers in Venezuela, which is in the order of 24 million, according to known figures, of which 5% will be contributed to a mixed fund managed by the state and private companies to be used to improve the income of active and retired teachers.
Also, he specified that it is a social contribution: “I think it is a real social detachment that each and every one of the Venezuelans will have, and we will know that that money will be used for improvements. It is necessary that we go to a sincerity and update IPASME, because how it works remains in time, and now the teachers, workers, and teaching supervisors have new expectations.
He remembers that when IPASME was created, Wi-Fi, the Internet, “communications as we experience today, nor online education, did not exist. Today we have another type of education, more modern, more active.”
Finally, the representative José Gregorio Correa emphasized that social security, the legal contribution that IPASME and the State of Venezuela must make to the citizens, “must be covered by the social conscience, and we can achieve it in one update and modernization of what is the service of protection, prevention, and care of the teacher, of the teacher worker.”